Please select your home edition
Edition
Bakewell-White Yacht Design

CYCA Cruising Event - 'Shooting Stars and Flying Fish'

by David Champtaloup/Sail-World on 20 May 2011
Shooting Stars and Flying Fish Cover .. ©
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is to hold an event on 24th May where Sail-World's Cruising Editor Nancy Knudsen and Ted Nobbs will share their story about swapping the boardroom for the seven seas as published in Knudsen’s just-released book ‘Shooting Stars and Flying Fish’, published by Allen & Unwin.

CYCA Members and guests are invited to attend the evening to be held on Tuesday 24 May, from 6.00pm in the Freya and Morna Rooms.

Knudsen is an accomplished writer and editor and together with her architect husband Ted decided to ‘throw in the towel’ on their corporate lives to pursue their dream of sailing around the world in their Petersen 46 Blackwattle.

Knudsen and Nobbs were also awarded the CYCA Cruising Trophy for their circumnavigation of the world from March 2003 to November 2007, the tales of which are highlighted in ‘Shooting Starts and Flying Fish’.

A glowing review of the book also appeared in the April/May edition of Offshore Yachting Magazine (http://www.oceanmedia.com.au/?iid=46680&startpage=76!click_here to read it). Copies of the book will also be available to purchase on the evening, with a significant discount negotiated by the Club with the publishers.

These evenings are organised by the CYCA Cruising Committee as a benefit to members and guests. We encourage you to attend as they are both informative and entertaining.

Please remember to register your attendance for the Shooting Stars evening on Tuesday 24th May, 6pm for 6:30pm start.

Contact CYCA Reception on 02 8292 7800 or email reception@cyca.com.au
Zhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Barz Optics - Melanin LensesNewport Boat Show 2016 660x82

Related Articles

America's Cup - Emirates Team New Zealand foiled in Portsmouth
Super Sunday saw more breeze in Portsmouth today, giving all the teams the opportunity for fast racing up on their foils Super Sunday saw more breeze in Portsmouth today, giving all the teams the opportunity for fast racing up on their foils. For Emirates Team New Zealand the regatta finished as realistically expected when lining up to race against an exceptionally strong fleet with with a almost entirely rejigged crew due to Blair Tuke and Peter Burling’s absence in their build up to the Rio Olympics in the 49e
Posted on 24 Jul
LV America’s Cup World Series – Big Ben takes a big win in Portsmouth
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were on hand to present the awards and it was a fitting end to an amazing weekend. It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday’s three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Portsmouth event.
Posted on 24 Jul
America's Cup World Series – Two win day closes the gap on leaderboard
Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories Oracle Team USA opened Super Sunday with a second place finish and followed it up with two race victories to close within just one point of the winning home team.
Posted on 24 Jul
Transat Québec Saint-Malo – A battle from start to finish
After a quick transatlantic race time of 12 days, two hours and 24 minutes, team Imerys crossed the St Malo finish line. The 3000nm downwind adventure from Quebec City to St Malo proved seven days faster than May's 3000nm upwind Transat bakerly from Plymouth to New York.
Posted on 24 Jul
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge - Race 13 arrivals complete
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time As Visit Seattle, PSP Logistics and Da Nang – Viet Nam celebrated their podium finishes in race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following the arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time this evening.
Posted on 24 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – More Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing
Posted on 23 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – Race Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing in Portsmouth Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing in Portsmouth
Posted on 23 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – Sir Ben jumps into the lead in Portsmouth
Hot, sunny conditions and thousands of fans lining the Portsmouth seafront was the backdrop to crowd-pleasing action. The home team, Land Rover BAR, led by skipper Sir Ben Ainslie, recovered from a poor first race result to win the second two contests and complete the day at the top of the leaderboard, much to the delight of the tens of thousands of cheering fans lining the shorefront.
Posted on 23 Jul
LV America's Cup World Series – Poised to pounce for Super Sunday
Oracle Team USA showed determination and fightback in claiming two second place finishes from the first two races Unfortunately, in the third race, the team was pushed right to the back of the pack and couldn't recover. The results leave the team on equal points for third place with SoftBank Team Japan, just three points behind the leaders, Land Rover BAR and Groupama Team France.
Posted on 23 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – Land Rover BAR images by Ingrid Abery
Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images of Land Rover BAR from America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth Race Day 1 Ingrid Abery provided this gallery of images of Land Rover BAR from America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth Race Day 1
Posted on 23 Jul